From solo shows to musical performances and videos of art to artistic storytelling, this month has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our Top 10 Artsy Things to do around town:
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents Ode to Freedom. This is the first time the French virtuoso pianist, Pascal Roge, will headline the opening concert with Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand. The concert will be October 5 and 6 at 8:00 pm.
Retroactive Gallery Art Show with Tony Gregory comes to the Hal Gomer Gallery in the Chesapeake Arts Center October 4 through November 1. Check out this collection of vibrant colors in a variety of mediums including acrylic paintings, photography, and some blown glass.
The Best of the Chesapeake exhibit will be on display at the McBride Gallery from September 16 through October 14 from 12:00 – 5:30 pm. This exhibit features themed Chesapeake Bay images, including vintage boats on the Chesapeake Bay, schooners, steamboats, wildlife, marshes, small coves, family farms, and harbor towns that define this extensive waterway.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Maryland Hall. This Shakespeare classic comes to life through the powerful language of dance. Join the King and Queen of the fairies and the mischievous Puck as he sets off a hilarious round of misadventures that will delight all ages.Showing October 12 at 7:30 pm, October 13 at 7:00 pm, and October 14 at 2:00 pm.
Working the Water is a publication documenting the Chesapeake Bay’s contribution to the seafood industry by local photographer, Jay Fleming. With over 300 photographs of nearly every fishery In Maryland and Virginia, Jay sheds light on the lives of those individuals whose livelihoods is dependent on the Bay. Now, you can see his work on display at Maryland Hall, including photographs from his upcoming book “Island Life” – a documentation of life on Smith and Tangier Islands. The exhibit is on display now through November 3 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The Portland Cello Project performs Radiohead’s OK Computer at Maryland Hall on October 19 at 7:30 pm. The Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country by mixing genres, blurring musical lines, and unveiling perceptions. This performance will be a homage to Radiohead’s famed OK Computer album. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classic Radiohead pieces.
The Fearless Girls Photography Group Exhibition will be at Maryland Hall from October 17 through December 19. This exhibit celebrates the work of young girls who have learned confidence and individuality through photography.
The Soothsayers 3D is an installation of sculptural prints by Emily Lombardo that focuses on the grand narrative of struggle and love that encompasses us all throughout life. This collection of appropriative art will be on display at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts now through October 12 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Architect & Apprentice is an exhibition focusing on the relationship of the Hammond-Harwood House architect, William Buckland and his apprentice and craftsman. On display until December 31 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm every day, come learn the history of one of Colonial America’s premier 18th-century architects.